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Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
Statutory Town
Old land office in the park
Old land office in the park
Motto: “A Very Special Place”
Location in El Paso County and the state of Colorado
Location in El Paso County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties El Paso County
Teller County
Incorporated (town) August 19, 1880
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 7,800 ft (2,364 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 640
 • Density 582/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80819 (PO Box)
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-32650
GNIS feature ID 0191196
Website City Website

Green Mountain Falls is a statutory town in El Paso and Teller counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The population was 640 at the 2010 census. On April 5, 2016 Jane Newberry was elected Mayor. She ran as a slate of candidates calling themselves Smoother Road Ahead for GMF. The group also included board of trustee candidates David Pearlman, Cameron Thorne and Erin Kowal. The police force resigned in the days following an April 14 2016 closed-door meeting of the outgoing town board and mayor.

Geography

Green Mountain Falls is located at 38°56′5″N 105°1′4″W / 38.93472°N 105.01778°W / 38.93472; -105.01778 (38.934621, -105.017645). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 40
1910 30 −25.0%
1920 100 233.3%
1930 41 −59.0%
1940 87 112.2%
1950 106 21.8%
1960 179 68.9%
1970 359 100.6%
1980 607 69.1%
1990 663 9.2%
2000 773 16.6%
2010 640 −17.2%
Est. 2015 656 2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 773 people, 372 households, and 203 families residing in the town. The population density was 677.9 people per square mile (261.8/km²). There were 600 housing units at an average density of 526.2 per square mile (203.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.18% White, 0.13% African American, 1.55% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.68% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.56% of the population.

There were 372 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town, the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,816, and the median income for a family was $55,268. Males had a median income of $34,000 versus $26,354 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,892. About 4.3% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

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